Also, a very important thing, Know Your Meme won a Webby Award! BLOG – CULTURAL People’s Voice Winner Know Your Meme http://www.knowyourmeme.com Congrats to everyone!
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I’m just going to leave this here.
Can anyone propose a new higher level category that both video series and webcomics (and probably other character-based content) could fit into? It would also have to be narrow enough that every fan of say, ‘2 Broke Girls’ or the ‘Denver Broncos’ couldn’t just flood the db with new entries.
I cannot stop listening to this.
Is it time for “a series on” party crashing flash mobs? Context: I just saw the Al Jazeera report on the 16 year old German girl who had 1500 people show up to her birthday party: Which is, of course, related to the Kate’s Birthday, William Lashua birthday party flash mob thing. If you live in the US and watch TV, you might know that Sprint now has an entire ad campaign dedicated to the meme. They’ve named it and trademarked it as ‘Random Acts of Togetherness™’: News reports and fans of the...
Oh, Chrismen: And Don (and some random Forever Alone guy):
@tomberry: passing this on to friends who are closeted KYM users in China. @mona_jpn: going to ask them to sign up and contact you via message.
Hey everyone. So Jamie, Ellie, Mike, Patrick and I gave a keynote at Web 2.0 Expo today about the importance of documenting web culture and the importance of you all. We asked the audience of around 1500 people to help thank you all. You can see the video below: THANK YOU KYM COMMUNITY MEMEBERS! from Mike Rugnetta on Vimeo.
And here’s what I wrote back:Thanks for sharing your thoughts on this with me. I agree that -- unless there are drastic changes in the way that the internet is monitored and cyberpoliced -- memes can’t be controlled. They are often based on subverted cultural norms, the flagrant misuse of copyright, and are anti-exploitative and anti-market. All of these things make them resistant to corporate control. I’ve spent a lot of time speaking at conferences and writing long blog posts on why this...
This is what he wrote to me (excerpted):It is difficult to see powerful ideas generated in underground communities (that really feel like they are owned by their “inside” group of creators) becoming popularized – and it seems strange and almost a bit hurtful to the creating crew. Case in point: There is a group of anons plotting a Rocketboom/KnowYourMeme hijacking; well I’m not sure it will actually go anywhere but see this thread: http://rockstararmy.com/i/res/2953.html They are upset you are making $...
A few weeks ago I got into an email exchange with a person over last year’s anon plots against Know Your Meme. When I showed the email thread to the rest of the Meme Team, they thought it was something that I really needed to share with the rest of the community. While we’ve never posted an official Know Your Meme Statement of Purpose, I think some of the concepts in this exchange are important to understanding the what, why, and how of what we do….
The best use of this song imo is where it first got popular -- the end scene of Donnie Darko. The worst use of this song was in So You Think You Can Dance: Season 7. (I won’t even do you the dishonor of embedding that.)
If you haven’t seen it yet, we made a ‘Top Memes for 2010’ video for Rocketboom today. It’s a roundup of stuff, explaining the memes we found interesting over the past year. It’s for civilians. Because the video was over 5 minutes long, we also made a much shorter version. This one is for you. btw, this video is by no means complete. There’s a lot of stuff missing from it. Let me know what you think should be in v.2 and I’ll edit it together next week.
Happy Birthday @Lightning Lord!!!
I need your help on confirming some research. User Jesda Gulati recently posted this gem on the origin of the Free Candy Van:The original red free candy van is from Spokane, Washington. It was a Ford Econoline that my friend Bo Snyder bought from his employer after they retired it from their campus fleet. I believe it was used for janitorial and landscaping work. His son Tyler drove it for a while to and from high school. One night, some pranksters wrote Free Candy on the side with shoe polish. Tyler’s...